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Lanee Lee

Become a Jewelry Rock Star

BEHIND A STRIP-MALL DOOR, A SMALL brigade of makers has blowtorches blazing, tiny hammers swinging, and buffing stones whirling. At Albuquerque Silver & Stone Academy, beginners and pros alike learn…

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Try Your Hand at Jewelry Making

Decide what you want to make. Then find who teaches it. Albuquerque’s Meltdown Studio offers specialized classes in specific styles of jewelry, including corset and spinner rings, cuff bracelets, and…

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Earn Your Spurs in Silversmithing

OUT WHERE THE HIGH PLAINS meet Route 66, people from all over the world are drawn to the Cowboy Arts/Western Silversmithing associate’s degree program at Mesalands Community College, in Tucumcari…

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Try These Wineries Near Taos

La Chiripada To find New Mexico’s oldest family-operated winery, you just need to spot the purple hand-painted signs. Following the signs defines winemaking at La Chiripada, named for a Spanish…

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Vivác Winery Buzzes With Fun

AS THE BASS GUITARIST strums the first few notes of “Wild Thing,” the din of the outdoor party at Vivác Winery quiets in anticipation of hearing the song’s legendary lyrics. Soon enough, people are…

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Take the High Road to Taos

The Route For a whirlwind immersion in Spanish mission history, Southwestern eats, surreal rockscapes, and sublime northern New Mexican art, this High Road–to–US 285 loop—a 175-mile drive from Santa…

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Navajo Cuisine Gets A Pop-Up Twist

"ARE YOU SURE we’re in the right place?” I ask my brother as we pull into a dimly lit strip mall. Entering a humble coffee shop, I spy a candlelit table with a nine-course menu card at each setting…

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